Bacolod, is in the city in the Philippines. It is the most populous city in the Western Visayas. Bacolod is also the second most populous city in the Visayas after Cebu City. Bacolod also the centre of the Bacolod Metropolitan Area which includes Silay and Talisay city. Together with the other two cities, Bacolod has a population of 791,091 people which covers an area of 578.65 sq. kilometers. Bacolod is well known for its Maskara Festival. Maskara Festival is a festival held during the third week of October. Bacolod city has a nickname "The City of Smiles" because it is a friendly city. Among famous delicacies of Bacolod are the piaya and chicken inasal. In 2008, MoneySense Magazine said that Bacolod is the best place to live in the Philippines. Bacolod also been declared as “centre of excellence” by the Department of Science and Technology for its information technology and business process management operations. The Manila Times awarded Bacolod city as the “Top Philippine Model City” in 2017.
1. Bacolod-Silay Airport
Bacolod-Silay Airport is an airport in Bacolod that serving Bacolod. Bacolod-Silay Airport is the main airport serving the general area of Metro Bacolod, in the Negros Island Region of the Philippines. Bacolod-Silay Airport is located 15 km Northeast of Bacolod. The Bacolod-Silay Airport is located on a 181-hectare site in Barangay Bagtic, Silay, Negros. The IATA and ICAO airport codes of this Bacolod-Silay Airport is inherited by the Bacolod City Domestic Airport that was replaced in 2008. Bacolod-Silay Airport is capable of handling international air traffic. Bacolod-Silay Airport also one of the busiest airport serving Negros Island. The other busiest airport is the Dumaguete Airport in Sibulan. The Bacolod-Silay Airport is rated as a Principal Class 1 Domestic Airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. It is a body of the Department of Transportation that responsible for the operations of all public airports in the Philippines except the major international airports. Bacolod-Silay Airport has one primary runway which is 45 meters wide and 2,002 meters. Currently, the Bacolod-Silay Airport can handle aircraft as large as the Airbus A330. Many airlines provides service to and from this Bacolod-Silay Airport to other parts of Philippines city such as Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. Cebu Pacific flies to Clark, Davao and Manila while Philippine Airlines fly to Cebu, Clark and Manila from Bacolod-Silay Airport.
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Best time to Visit is during October. The temperature and weather in that month are very suitable for outdoor and sightseeing activities. However, hotel and flight fares will be much more expensive than the other months.
Bacolod has a temperature of 23 °C to 32 °C throughout the year. April and May are the hottest months in Bacolod. You can also visit Bacolod when the locals are celebrating the Maskara Festival. It is a colourful fiesta with a parade of smiling masks.
1. The Ruins – it is one of the landmarks in Bacolod. The Ruins is the remains of the ancestral home mansion for the family of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson and Maria Braga Lacson. The ruins are situated in the Talisay, Negores Occidental, Philippines. The architecture is very beautiful. The ruins also are known as the "Taj Mahal of Talisay” or “Taj Mahal of the Philippines”. Currently, it served as a tourist attraction. There is no entrance fee to the ruins.
2. San Sebastian Cathedral – it is located in the Rizal Street, Bacolod City. It first opens on January 20, 1882. It has a baroque architecture. It is a late 19th-century church located in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental in the Philippines.
3. Capital Park and Lagoon – the Capital Park and Lagoon are one of the parks in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental in the Philippines. This park has a matching sculpture of a woman standing alongside a water buffalo.